Varun files RTI to get info on MPs` Swiss a/c

Last Updated: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 18:07

New Delhi: BJP MP Varun Gandhi on Friday sought
names of Members of Parliament and others who have allegedly
stashed black money in the accounts of HSBC, Geneva, the
details of which have recently been shared with the Finance
Ministry.

The young MP from Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh has shot off
a six-point RTI application seeking names of Indians who have
allegedly deposited their money in the bank, the action taken
by the Central Board of Direct Taxes against them and related
details in this regard.

In his application, he wanted to know from the Finance
Ministry the list of persons who have deposited more than 50
crore in the HSBC, Geneva and people who have been questioned
or surveyed in this regard.

The MP also wanted to know if Income Tax department has
made any recovery from the account holders of HSBC, Geneva.
Varun said he decided to seek reply through RTI because
the government was indulging in obfuscation by taking cover
under the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with
Switzerland.

He said he would approach court in government fails to
give him necessary information.

PTI

First Published: Friday, November 4, 2011 - 18:04
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